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WELCOME
I am a working artist in Bend Oregon. 

  I received my B.F.A from Southern Oregon University followed by 2 intensive years at Penland School of Arts and Crafts. I enjoy working in a variety of media,using an array of tools and techniques.  Currently I teach classes in my studio and I am a contract art teacher at several schools in Bend.  In my studio I create hand printed t-shirts (using carved block prints or a silkscreen), books,paintings,mono prints and glass tile.  I love working with children, opening their world to multiple tools, techniques and media.  I try to use recycled items as much as possible.

I teach classes in my studio to groups of 6-8 children at a time.

I teach  week sessions, doing a different media in each week.  There is also a "earth art" component that involves walking in the parks getting inspired by nature or alleys to get inspired by urban design ents.

upcoming classes.....


   FALL SESSION

seven week session no classes week of APRIL 18-21

Mondays sept 26-nov 7
                             3:45-5:10

 

Tuesdays sept 27-nov 8
                             3:45-5:10

 

Wed sept 28-nov 9                                        2:15-3:30

Thursdays sept 29-nov 10
                                3:45-5:10


Artist in schools
I offer many different classes in a variety of media. Working with the teacher we can put together an art class that works best for their class. Each class will include basic art concepts, design ideas and a brief history of the specific art form. I encourage all the students to come up with their own designs making each piece unique.  All of these classes can be tied to a specific curriculum.

ARTIST IN SCHOOLS CLASSES:

TILE MOSAIC-Using tile,glass and stones we design a large or individual wall hanging.  Using broken tiles and other found objects we create a design and attach to board.  Then grout around the tile creation.

CLAY-Pinch pots, formed bowls, pinch animals, wall hangings,family couch and leaves all with stamping for decoration or 6x6 tile decoration.  All created then fired and   glazed.

BOOKS-Basic Japanese sewing techniques, accordion and folded, or more intensive sewn sketchbook or journal.  Making decorative painted papers for covers and insides. 

Could have a printmaking component also.

PRINTMAKING- Mono-printing- ink on plates drawn into and printed.

BLOCK PRINTING-carving e-z cut to create images.

SCREEN PRINTING-with cut out designs or one class image.

T-SHIRT PRINTING- class shirts with logo and stamping.

 MASKS-Personal masks for older class(4-5) .  Made with plaster bandage over face a very intimate process yet awesome!  Then decorated with paint and embellish.  

SPIRIT FLAGS-creating an image out of torn or cut paper we then silk screen it onto a colorful piece of paper and then a colorful piece of fabric to make a set of flags for the classroom.

ECT- Painting on hardboard, polymer clay, wire  sculptures,personal spirit flags








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